The great detective’s purchase on popular culture was not always so assured.
Benedict Cumberbactch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock, courtesy of Channel Nine
As Benedict Cumberbatch prepares to return to 221B Baker Street for a Sherlock Christmas Special, a great, unsolved mystery remains: what is the source of the detective’s enduring appeal?
City residents are embracing the bike as the fastest, most convenient transport in areas like Brunswick, yet an apartment building has been blocked for not providing car parking.
It's up to state governments to ensure urban planning rules properly reflect both the desires of residents in the 21st century and the principles of sustainability.
We are already connected in many ways through technology, and we’re about to get a lot more connected.
Imagine a world that's even more connected technologically than ours today. It's coming soon and the Australian Communications and Media Authority wants to know if we're ready for it.
A new plan will help women ascend to the highest levels in academia.
Women are just as successful as men at winning grants, but there are far fewer of them applying. The ARC's new Gender Equality Action Plan aims to redress that.
Exterior of Light of the World Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
'I deeply believe that design will meet its true promise when designers engage in design for the sacred.'
A standard trope suggests this is a war between art and commerce – it isn’t.
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Many voices have united in claiming the toy giant Lego is censoring the provocative Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. There are so many things wrong with those arguments it’s hard to know where to begin.
Loneliness is not just about whether there are people around.
The unpleasant feelings of loneliness are subjective. Researchers have found they are less related to the amount of time spent alone and more related to the quality of relationships.
This is her first car, and it may be the last one she owns.
Automated vehicles are set to shake up the business model of the automotive industry, resulting in less people owning cars and many more sharing instead.
Has Facebook found a potential new business venture?
The social network giant is developing new software that could be used to help personalise learning in schools. It's a move that should have some worried they could lose business.
Time for children to start learning how to build robots?
Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this?
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La mesure de l’intelligence par des tests écrits continue de susciter doutes et polémiques. Comment se construit-elle ? Est-elle nature ou culture ?
Doc (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty (Michael J Fox) in 2015.
The movie got some predictions right on what Doc and Marty would find when the arrive in the "future" today. But what could they find if they took another 30 year leap into the future?
Indian students and Kala Raksha staff performing garba folk dance.
Tuesday was the beginning of Navratri, the nine nights Hindu religious festival that celebrates the Mother Goddess Durga in her nine avatars. In the Indian state of Gujarat, the festival is celebrated…
The internet is complex, but the metadata laws may be even more so.
ISPs were supposed to start collecting our metadata today, but most are not ready due to the complexities of the legislation. Perhaps it's not too early for a review.
Who’s a clever boy?
The study of human intelligence dates back well over 100 years. And the core disagreement between researchers and theorists is whether differences are genetic or largely influenced by the environment.
Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder that leads people to compulsively and uncontrollably pull out their own hair.
People with trichotillomania often pull to the point of causing complete hair loss even though that's never intended or desired. And this eventually leaves them feeling depressed and isolated.
Nantong China indigo-dyed cloth shoes and calico cloth.
The Nantongese Granny was angry. She believed her grandson was bringing a potential bride, not a group of researchers, to see her collection of indigo-dyed fabrics. Her sons and daughters laid out her…
Dramatic, but not apocalyptic.
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A rare super blood moon visible from parts of the Earth this month will delight those people lucky enough to see it. But why has this marvel of the solar system got some people so worried?
Coding: it’s just another language to learn at school.
Computer coding should be thought of as teaching children another language. If they get the basics right at an early age, who knows where their new-found language skills can take them.
Unlike manufacturing, craft involves risk and unpredictability.
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In a bid to capitalise on the "artisanal" trend, fast food companies are craft-washing their mass produced products.